User fees and drug pricing policies: a study at Harare Central Hospital, Zimbabwe.

@article{Chisadza1995UserFA,
  title={User fees and drug pricing policies: a study at Harare Central Hospital, Zimbabwe.},
  author={E Chisadza and Chiedza C. Maponga and H Nazerali},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  year={1995},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={319-26}
}
In 1991, Zimbabwe introduced cost recovery measures as part of its programme of economic reforms, following a course taken by many developing countries. The system of user fees in public health care, aimed to 'protect and support the vulnerable groups' by exemption or incremental fees based on 4 income brackets. Drugs were charged at a percentage of the recommended retail price in the private sector. This study of 488 outpatients at a referral hospital in Harare examined how the new fee system… CONTINUE READING

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